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5.0 out of 5 stars
'Never thought it would be this clear', 11 July 2007
A friend from Amsterdam played Cayman Islands one of the beautiful songs on this gem of an album 'Riot on an Empty Street'. My partner and I were immediately entranced by the sheer melodic warmth of these two Norwegian guys.
Who would have thought that two strumming guitars and a couple of voices could send you into a blissful state, the occassional backing vocals from a female voice lend 'sheer simplicity'to a couple of tracks.
Simon and Garfunkel do spring to mind but The Kings really are no copy cat band. Their lyrics are intelligent, witty and the molodies addictive. You will be singing every song in your head after a few plays.
My Dutch friend kept saying the word 'Gezelligheid' (pronounced hezellik) on being asked what it meant he struggled and said it is more of a feeling like coziness, warmth the feeling of being inside next to a fire when the snow is falling outside.
This album is more of a feeling - experience it, you will not be dissapointed.